Evening Mass on Saturday
Saturday Evening Mass
Mass on Saturday
Sunday Mass Obligation
Help For 'Quick Help' Pages
Submit Comment About This Page
Need More Help?
Need More Help?
Try Searching MyCatholicSource.com
to Request a New 'Quick Help' Page OR to Submit a Comment/Suggestion
Thank You For
Question / Issue:
"Why can't Mass be
performed before a certain time on the weekend, for instance not before 5pm on
Answer / Resources:
[click link(s) below, as applicable]
Mass can be celebrated
before 5 p.m. on Saturday (e.g. Saturday morning Mass). Therefore, I assume you
are wondering why Mass must be celebrated after a certain time on Saturday to
meet your Sunday obligation. Assuming I understand you correctly, please keep in
Third Commandment: "Remember to keep holy the Lord's Day." This day, in
the New Covenant, is Sunday. You couldn't meet your Sunday obligation on a
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc. because these days are not "the Lord's Day."
The Church has, however, made a provision to allow Saturday Masses after a
certain time to meet that obligation. As Pope John Paul II explained (concerning
Novus Ordo liturgy)...
faithful are obliged to attend Mass unless there is a grave impediment, Pastors
have the corresponding duty to offer to everyone the real possibility of
fulfilling the precept. The provisions of Church law move in this direction, as
for example in the faculty granted to priests, with the prior authorization of
the diocesan Bishop, to celebrate more than one Mass on Sundays and holy days,
the institution of evening Masses and the provision which allows the obligation
to be fulfilled from Saturday evening onwards, starting at the time of First
Vespers of Sunday. From a liturgical point of view, in fact, holy days begin
with First Vespers. Consequently, the liturgy of what is sometimes called the
'Vigil Mass' is in effect the 'festive' Mass of Sunday, at which the celebrant
is required to preach the homily and recite the Prayer of the Faithful."
Reminder: We make no guarantee whatsoever regarding any item herein. Items herein may be the opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect our views.
All applicable items may be subject to change at any time without notice. Utilize any link(s) appearing on this page at your own risk.
For more terms information, see "Important Notice" below.
Share This Page | Search Site
(after clicking above, see left)
Great Catholic Books & Ebooks!
Great Catholic Apps!
Program - Shop At Other Sites To Support This Site!
Note: For pricing, availability, shipping, product
& seller info. click links below
Catechism of the Council of Trent [Book] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Catholic Statues [Amazon Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Scapulars [Amazon Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Rosary [Amazon Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Catholic Bracelets [Amazon Jewelry Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Crucifix [Amazon Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Catholic Medals [Amazon Jewelry Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Crucifixes [Amazon Jewelry Search] (Click to buy & for more info.)
Thousands More Items To Choose From! - Click Here To Shop By Category
Report Problem With Link
** Page may contain third party advertisement(s)
in any location.
We are not responsible for content. Not an endorsement.
We make no guarantee whatsoever regarding any
item herein. Items herein may be the opinions of their authors
and do not necessarily reflect our views. Items herein may not be comprehensive,
may not be current, may be subject to change at any time without notice, may not
apply to all persons, may be subjective / debatable / erroneous, etc.
Interpretation and application of items herein should not be contrary to the
perennial, official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. Do not take items out
of context. Do not inflict harm on yourself or others, break laws, take
unsuitable/incautious or inappropriate/drastic actions, or take figurative items
literally. Inclusion of any item herein does not imply endorsement. Clicking on a third
party link leaves our site. We are not responsible for any third party site /
product / service / content / etc. Third parties may not be Catholic.
For terms information,
MyCatholicSource.com ™, MyCatholicSource.org ™,
and other indicated & related items are trademarks of B.F.S.
MyCatholicSource.com, BFSApps, and BFSMedia are divisions of B.F.S.
Copyright © 2001-2021, B.F.S. All Rights Reserved.
Top | My Catholic Source.com Home |
Commercial Sections |
Feedback About 'Quick Help' Pages |